What Does “When I Make Way For Wonder Mean to You?”

As we approach TEDMED 2020 we want to know what happens when you make way for wonder. We spent a lot of time earlier this year thinking about wonder—what it means and what creates wonder. Now we are contemplating what happens when we make way for it?


To help everyone begin to brainstorm what it means when they make way for wonder, we have compiled a few questions.

  • Have you had any transformative moments when you have taken the time to wonder?
  • What emotions or thoughts arise when you make way for wonder?
  • How has wonder impacted your work?
  • How would you describe wonder?

We also asked the members of our 2020 Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) what happens when they make way for wonder. You can see some of their answers below.

Now we want to hear from our larger TEDMED community! Tag us on Twitter (@TEDMED) and on Facebook and Instagram (TEDMEDcommunity) with your answers. Remember be creative, there is no right or wrong answer.

When I make way for wonder…

“People all over the world will benefit from better health.”- Sara Gorman, PhD, MPH, Director, High School Programming, Jed Foundation

When I make way for wonder..

“I think about if there is a way to reach consensus on health care delivery in the U.S. that works for the majority of the people.”-Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief, JAMA and The JAMA Network

When I make way for wonder…

“Discovery, innovation and progress exponentially accelerate.”-Adam Goulburn, PhD, General Partner, Lux Capital


Join us as we experience the power and possibilities that come to us when we make way for wonder this March 2-4 in Boston,MA. Register today!